Cambodia is a great country for experienced cyclists to explore. A mountain bike is the recommended set of wheels thanks to the notorious state of the roads. Most roads have a flat unpaved trail along the side, which is useful for cyclists.
Much of Cambodia is pancake flat or only moderately hilly. Safety, however, is a considerable concern on the newer surfaced roads, as local traffic travels at high speed. Bicycles can be transported around the country in the back of pick-ups or on the roof of minibuses.
Guesthouses and hotels in Cambodia rent out bicycles for US$1 to US$2 per day, or US$7 to US$15 for an imported brand such as Giant or Trek.
Top bikes, safety equipment and authentic spare parts are now readily available in Phnom Penh at very reasonable prices.
PEPY Tours is a bicycle and volunteer tour company offering adventures throughout Cambodia. PEPY promotes ‘adventurous living, responsible giving’ and puts funds put back into community education and other projects.